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Notes From The Engine Room 1 / 2022

Meta Letta  Happy New Year!  Can you believe it’s 2022? The year in which the classic disaster movie Geostorm was set; the year of Dead


Notes From The Engine Room 35

Your Mileage May Vary may well have been the theme of this year's Spotify Unwrapped, the annual release of the company's release of individual stats of our listening habits.
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Notes From The Engine Room 34

Ahead of the festive purchasing season and, more importantly, the imminent awards season, there is a lot of music and movie news about. Releases abound, and with each release there's a marketing machine, feeding the engine of Hot Takes that truly drive the opinion economy.

Notes From The Engine Room 33

I love a scrappy up-and-coming band, trying hard to prove themselves with fresh, slightly raw material. They don’t know if their ideas, their creative vision will land, or with whom.

Notes From The Engine Room 32

One thing established photographers do from time to time is writing articles about the equipment they use; partly to illuminate their methods, and partly as a collection of affiliate links to rake in a bit of extra revenue.

Notes From The Engine Room 31

At the time of writing we're a mere 58 days away from 2022; two years into what some hoped would be our glorious revisiting of the Roaring 20s. It's a hope that feels like it's been eroded, bit by bit, headline by headline, development by development.

Notes From The Engine Room 30

While I've been doing very little writing in my time away, I have been taking a lot of photos. I don't know whether it's being away from familiar sights, the quality of the light, or the sub-culturally textured nature of Margate, but I've been inspired to take a lot more photos than usual.
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